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EOS Bodies / Does google use Canon?
« on: October 23, 2012, 03:51:12 PM »
Ok, this is NOT a Canon sucks post. I love my Canon stuff. But I was on google maps, and I saw something very familiar to me.... Banding in the shadows on the satellite images! To the best of my knowledge, this is fairly exclusive to Canon. So yeah. If million dollar satellite cameras  have banding noise in their shadows, do we have any hope of our lowly little cameras ever breaking free from this curse?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 1dx, or d800e?
« on: October 13, 2012, 06:52:51 PM »
So I have been lusting after a 1dx for a while. Almost, (but not quite), have the funds for it. But I'm not sure I NEED it. I currently have a 7d and 5d3.

I have three options.

Sell the 7d to help fund a d800e purchase, then shoot my 5d3 along side d800e for work and pleasure. I figure they compliment each other pretty well. 5d3 for low light, candid shots (Im a wedding photog) and speed, then the 800e for posed portraits that would print large, and macro.  plus i really want to do more landscape work (non paid).

option 2, sell the 5d3 to help fund a 1dx. Its a 1dx. Awesome. Do I NEED it? eh. Would it be a dream come true? YES. SO i would shoot my 1dx at weddings, and almost never touch the 7d. so I'll have one camera and be switching lenses all the time (like I do now, why touch a 7d when i have a 5d3).

Option 3. Buy neither, keep saving, and someday, in the fairly distant future, get a 200 f2. Dream lens. Would use it for posed portraits, but not candids as I love to be able to zoom during ceremony with my 70-200 2.8 is II.


I know shooting duel systems can be a pain, but I like the idea of being able to buy just about ANY lens, no limits, best of both worlds type of thing.

Thoughts? Experiences? Would the 1dx just be SOOOO awesome that I wouldn't even touch a d800e if i had one?

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5D MK III Sample Images / Pick your favorite.
« on: August 29, 2012, 03:20:50 AM »
I'm having a tough time picking the best of the three. I like each of them for different reasons. Your thoughts?

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EOS Bodies / Any 5d vs 1dx low iso comparisons?
« on: August 26, 2012, 08:32:21 PM »
Like title says, any low iso comparisons? Like side by side same image with both cameras? I've seen some comparisons in videos, but its hard to really appreciate quality in a youtube vid. I'm trying to decide if I should start lusting after the 1dx, or just be happy with my 5d3. I've always liked the idea of the 1d body style and durability, but i need some more info. Does the 1dx have more DR at iso 100? Is the banding any better?


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I figure the price would be similar between doing both of these things...

Thoughts?

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EOS Bodies / Am I crazy for thinking about doing this?
« on: May 30, 2012, 01:12:19 AM »
Oh wise and all knowing canon rumors community, I require your insights.

Here's the deal. I have a 5d2, and a 5d3. My longest lens is a 70-200 2.8 IS L. I make 99% of my money from photographing weddings.

I am thinking about trading my 5d2 for a 7d with some cash, then using that cash towards the mighty Canon 100-400 IS L lens. I'm wanting to try doing some sports and wildlife and whatnot. I don't know if I'll be able to profit from these different endeavors, but I'm going to try.

The reason I think I might be crazy for doing this is because im not sure how I'll like the 7D's image quality compared to my beloved 5d3. Is the extra "reach" the crop gives you worth the lower IQ? I know the 100-400 is not a fast lens, but will I be frustrated with it, especially if its on the 7d and I can't push my iso as high?

A friend and colleague of mine had a 7d and got rid of it because he didn't like its IQ compared to the 5d2. That kinda worries me. Plus, having two FF cameras is more beneficial to me for wedding work than a crop would be. But adding that crop sensor gives me more, and different, capabilities. I guess its all about trade offs.

So, people, what do you think? Will I hate the 7d after using the 5d3? Any tips on making money with shooting sports/wildlife? Am I crazy for thinking about doing this? As far as shooting weddings, out of the ~1000 photos I take, about 50 are on the 5d2 for wide angles during the ceremony with the other ~950 taken on my 5d3. So I don't know if I'll really miss the 5d2 that much...

Sorry for writing so much, but I wanted you guys to be able to give me some well informed advice and opinions. You guys know what you are talking about, so I shall defer to your experience! Thanks!

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Third Party Manufacturers / I'm confused about Nikon...
« on: May 09, 2012, 03:50:51 AM »
Canon makes sense to me. The have 1 digit cameras, 2 digit cameras, and 3 digit cameras. 1digit>2digit>3digit
So less digits = better.


Makes sense.

in the 1 digit cameras, lower number = better. 2 and 3 digit cameras, higher number = better. Kinda weird but ok.

Then you have nikon. They have 1 digit, 2 digit, 3 digit, and 4 digit camers. 1 is the best, but 3 is better than 2 and 4? There doen't seem to be any rhyme or reason to their naming scheme.  their new low end camera is D5200? Has there been 52 different low end cameras?? I'm so confused.

Does anyone know their formula?

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5D MK III Sample Images / 5D3 for landscapes
« on: May 07, 2012, 05:47:57 PM »
This is my very first attempt at landscape photography, so please, any comments, criticisms, suggestions would be very appreciated. Seriously, if you hate it or love it, let me know! These were all taken at Mt. St. Helens

Here is a link to see more from the day: http://www.timothycapp.com/blog/trip-to-mt-st-helens/


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EOS Bodies / Idea for Canon?
« on: May 03, 2012, 08:54:27 PM »
If Canon really wants to bounce back from this whole low ISO IQ and DR thing, couldn't they try to develop a new CCD sensor instead of CMOS?

Correct me if I'm wrong, and I very well might be, but doesn't CCD have a higher potential image quality? Hence why most MF cameras use them? Why doesn't canon make a low ISO monster with huge DR and MP using a CCD sensor. If they are suffering from being blocked by sony patents on how to add all that DR into a CMOS, maybe going back to CCD would help them get around that?

Am I correct in thinking that the only advantage CMOS has over CCD is that it is cheaper and more economical to produce? And current CMOS are so good only because that is what the R&D department has focused on? If they put as much effort into CCD what would have happened?

If I'm crazy suggesting this, feel free to let me know, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to throw that suggestion out there!  I'm a photographer, not an engineer. So what do I know. (I first went to school for engineering, then switched over to photography cause photography makes me happy.) You guys on here seem to know your stuff, so, thoughts? :)

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Portrait / Baby's first camera
« on: April 30, 2012, 11:01:15 PM »
Baby's first camera! Can you say, spoiled?!

Just imagine what kind of amazing equipment my son will be using by the time he is my age?! (23)


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EOS Bodies / 1Dx reference in the Fox show BONES
« on: April 24, 2012, 02:26:31 AM »
This link should bring you to the exact spot
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http://www.hulu.com/embed/RXTlfoYqxlOkbjH7EEsH-g/703/723/i2588
So I was watching one of my favorite shows Bones, when I heard a total 1Dx reference! Season 7 episode 8 at about 11:43 into it.


Abernathy: "Clearly they havent invented a camera that can do right by you"
Dr. Saroyan: "Actually, I just read that they developed and 18 megapixle camera thats quite extraordinary"

In case above link doesnt work, here is a hulu link to the episode.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/348555/bones-the-bump-in-the-road#s-p1-so-i0

http://www.hulu.com/embed/RXTlfoYqxlOkbjH7EEsH-g/703/723/i2588

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EOS Bodies / My only beef with 5d3 right now...
« on: April 22, 2012, 08:01:56 PM »
I don't care one bit about any "light leak" problems.

I don't care (too much) about the sensor being "inferior" to a Nikon.

I don't even care that I paid a small fortune for the camera.

The only thing I dislike at the moment, and its no fault of the camera, is that windows explorer doesn't give me a thumbnail for my raw files. Makes it harder to just scroll through and pick one or two photos to edit.

My 5d2 raws work.

Anyone have any ideas on when a codec or whatever will be available? I really have no idea how fast things like that get updated for new cameras.

And don't tell me to shoot Jpeg, or raw + jpeg. That messes with my workflow and its not worth it.


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EOS Bodies / Photos... as promised.
« on: April 18, 2012, 08:03:24 PM »
As some of you may know from my other posts on here, I just had my first BABY!!

And my other baby, my 5d3, was there to help me capture it.

I know, most of you dont want to see a million photos of other peoples kids. Tough. Deal with it. My baby is here and I want to tell the world. Plus, this is such a cool community of photographers that you guys are like a second family.

It beats a discussion on how Ken Rockwell sucks, or the d800 is a better camera.

Follow link for a bunch more photos. http://www.timothycapp.com/blog/im-a-dad/

Yes, that goofy guy in the photo is me. I know, its not fine art, but again, deal with it. ;)


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EOS Bodies / So after my first wedding with my 5d3...
« on: April 09, 2012, 02:25:31 AM »
So after shooting my first wedding with my new 5d3 and my old 5d2 at my side... I loved it. I barely touched my 5d2. You know what kept the 5d3 in my hand most of the time? Of all things, it was the duel card slots. That, and the AF. I wasn't even concerned about IQ. I shot jpegs to the SD card so my client could put up a slideshow of the after ceremony portraits during the reception. They loved it!


So there you have it! I don't give a rats rear about not having improved low iso DR or what have you. The camera is just way more functional.

One complaint I do have though, is that the rear LCD's auto brightness feature seems kinda screwy in bright sunlight. It doen't like to get bright enough to be viewed, so I had to switch to manual. Not a huge deal, but annoying. I guess it might be because im used to resting my thumb below the screen when i view it, and that is fine on the 5d2, but they moved the light sensor on the 5d3 to right next to the thumb. WTF Canon?

Photos to follow!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Portraits with 5d3 and Sigma 85 F1.4
« on: April 02, 2012, 08:40:36 PM »
Most of these photos were shot at 1.4. AF was pretty great, even with the backlighting!

Click here for the rest of the photos! http://www.timothycapp.com/blog/cait-scott-portraits/

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